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MAGNOLIA McKay’s Mill Community Magazine

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Letter From The Publisher Happy April McKay’s Mill! It is the season of Easter bunnies, warmer weather and flowers. I love this time of year. When we lived in Boston, April was the month to finally put the harsh Winter behind us and get outside. There was nothing like that first 60 degree day of the year to go downtown and check out the Boston Marathon or to stretch our legs on Newbury Street. The same holds true in Franklin. Although we don’t have the crazy snow storms and freezing Atlantic breeze, it is still just as nice to let the warm sun shine on our faces and watch Nature spring into action. I would like to take this opportunity to send out a huge Thank You to the residents of McKay’s Mill that have contributed some wonderful content to the last few issues. Only you can make this magazine a true reflection of the beauty of McKay’s Mill and we love seeing the community get more involved each and every month. There is always plenty of room to contribute just about whatever you’d like. So please don’t be shy to let us know how we can better serve your community. We hope that you have a wonderful April and we look forward to seeing you in May!

“April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.” ~William Shakespeare

Upcoming McKay’s Mill Social Events

April 16 Easter Egg Hunt and Photos with the Easter Bunny! 10am -12pm To register your child, please bring 12 filled* eggs (to the clubhouse) for your child with their name and age attached to the bag. There will be 2 hunts (1st one (ages 0 - 5) at 10:00 and the 2nd one for the older children (ages 6 - 10) at 10:15) Each child will be allowed to hunt 12 eggs. The purpose of the limit is to allow each child an equal opportunity to collect eggs. Please drop off your filled* eggs no later than April 14 Easter Bunny and Photography courtesy of Jason Smith Insurance! Thank you, Jason! Easter egg drop off @ the clubhouse April 1 - 14 * fill your eggs with wrapped candy, trinkets etc but please no chocolate as it can melt. May 7 Spring Yard Sale 8am - 2pm Remember: As a resident of McKay’s Mill you are only permitted to have a yard sale twice a year, which are the “community yard sales”. You must have a Yard Sale Permit, you can obtain a permit one of the following ways: 1. In person at Suite 141 at City Hall. 2. Print form (via www.franklin-gov.com) and mail with check to P O Box 705, Franklin, TN 37065-0705 3. Online via website, a convenience fee will apply.

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Credits

CONTENTS

Publisher / Art Director Joshua Carré

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Advertising Director / Social Director Sally Carré SallyCarre@MagnoliaPublications.com

Sonshine • 6 Real Estate • 7 Meet Your Neighbors • 8

Editor Every Aiden Thomas

Swim Season News • 9

Creative Consultant Joshua Cantu Carré

The Holy Grail of Organization • 10

Contributors David Jay Deanna Scheffel Kristi Carré Ian Saylor Pastor Brian Bachochin

Lotz House • 11 Community Bulletin Board • 13 Fun In Every Season! • 14

McKay’s Mill Contributors Susan Charest (Waverly) Mayer Family (Towne Park) Eva Vaughan (Scottsdale) Carole Brennan (Montgomery Place) Jason Smith (Alexandria) Joseph Lillagore (Hudson) Niki Gauthier (Hadden Hall)

Community Calendar • 16 Getting Green In The Garden • 18 McKay’s Financial • 20 X-Box Alternatives • 22 McKay’s Business Page • 23

March Cover Photo “Eater Bunny” Photo by: Alexander Ryabchun

Fab Fridge Art • 24 Teacher’s Corner • 25 Health & Wellness • 26 Business Buzz • 27 Monthly Message • 29

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Open Your Gifts

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by Susan Charest of Waverly

ur bodies are amazing. Each cell is programmed to know exactly what to do to create and grow life. It makes perfect sense to me that our soul is programmed for an exact purpose. God’s purpose. I believe, God’s gives us gifts in the form of talents to achieve such purpose. The Element by Sir. Ken Robinson is a book that contains stories on how some people find their talents, their element. The book explains a person’s talent is most evident in childhood. Have you ever observed a child where his or her gift is as clear as the blue sky? This is because he or she isn’t hindered by much. (Also, fearless when it comes to jumping, swinging or climbing.) A good environment is needed to encourage and strengthen this talent. If not, in time, a person will become detached form one’s natural interest and passion. These gifts become hidden and unopened. Perhaps, part of our journey is to understand and believe in ourselves. It’s never too late to find and open our gifts. How do we find our gift? If you stop and ask for directions, some say that you’d find your gift at the intersection of Your Talent and Someone’s need. If you don’t ask for directions, you’d take a long drive on Find Your Talent and turn on Passion. I finally arrived at this intersection after taking the long scenic route. After we lost our daughter, Hannah, I received a book, Mommy, Please Don’t Cry by Linda Deymaz and Sabrina Smith. This is a very lovely book. I received five of the same book. I noticed that there weren’t many short-stories written about a loss of a baby. After our sons were born, I noticed that there weren’t many picture books written to explain a sibling that is in heaven. There was a yearning inside of me to write one. My writings about Hannah was the inspirational start but not the end. It allowed me to use my gift to fulfill a need. I continue to write and drive on to see where my writings are welcomed. How can we be sure that this is our gift? It will be something that deeply resonates with you. You will have boundless energy while doing your thing. As for me, it’s how I feel. When I write, I feel organically vine to the earth, and can feel a continuum of good en-

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ergy. It’s as if I’m wading in the ocean with the tide rolling out and the sand burying my feet. Gravity holds me up to stand connected to the earth and the warmth of the sun makes me know that God is close. A curve pushes up on each side of my lips to form an uncontrollable smile. My insides become warm and bubble up like melted cheese in an old cast iron pot. I want to scream, This is what I’m born to do! I feel excited but yet peaceful knowing that life can be simple once the mind and soul are aligned. I like to observe children to see his or her apparent gifts. I recently watched Andrew playing baseball. He was the third person up to bat for the LA Dodgers. During his warm-up swing, his arms wrapped around his little body and the bat hit the back of his head. Too much energy for his little body to handle, I thought. I was afraid that he would screw his little body into the ground, and be unable to run after the ball was hit. As he stood in the batter’s box, his sole focus was on the ball and his feet were deeply planted. His legs were bent like a cat ready to pounce. Andrew was in the zone. First pitch, Andrew hit a ground ball to second, and ran like a cheetah to first. Once safely at first, he looked at me and I could see a curve pushing up on each side of his lips to form an uncontrollable smile. He tried to push his smile back down, but it was no use. It continued to pop up like an automatic umbrella. It made my insides warm and bubble up like melted cheese in an old cast iron pot. Baseball is his element. Mine, is being his Momma too. What’s yours? Susan Charest lives in McKay’s Mill with her husband and their three inspiring sons. She is a budding children’s book author and member of SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators). She hopes her writings touch and inspire others through laughter and loving reflection. She can be reached at sonshine@me.com.


REAL ESTATE

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MEET YOUR NEIGHBORS

The Mayer Family

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t has been almost nine years since the Mayer family moved to middle Tennessee from Buffalo, NY. At the time, Doug and Julie had 3 young children (ages 1, 2 and 3), and as they were venturing to a place where they had no family, a friendly neighborhood in a good school district was a must. Little did they know at the time how perfect McKay’s Mill would be for their family! Several years (and another child) later, they still reside in the house they purchased on Homewood Court in Towne Park, amazed at how the neighborhood has grown and thankful for the friends who have come to be their extended family. Vivacious is not a word we hear much anymore but is the perfect word to describe Julie Mayer. Her enthusiasm is contagious! She’s just that person you like immediately and want to have as a

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friend. Aside from busy work schedules (Doug is the National Sales Manager for LiteCure, LLC and Julie is the Controller for D1 Sports Training), you will most likely find them at a ball practice or game with their crew (and sometimes their 4 year old yellow lab Cody) in tow. Grace (12), Daniel (10), Anna (9) and Michael (7) are involved in various school and recreational sports ranging from volleyball, basketball (coached by Doug, who is also involved with the EWA association), soccer, baseball, and a family favorite – the McKay’s Mill Swim Team! They are active in their church (Holy Family Catholic Church) and taking music lessons at the School of Worship in Cool Springs and with Jen Williamson right here in the neighborhood has been a wonderful opportunity for all of the kids, who each continue to play an instrument and take weekly lessons. Walking on the red trail a few weeks ago with a couple of the kids, Julie reflected on how time has flown since she pushed a triple stroller with a picnic lunch to the table by the pond. Living in McKay’s Mill has been a true blessing – it is a wonderful place to call home.


SWIM SEASON NEWS!

PLEASE READ AND KEEP FOR REFERENCE! The 2011 swim season begins Saturday, May 21st and residents will find several new improvements. In March, Sweetwater Pools of Nashville will begin replastering the pool and converting it to a reduced-chlorine saltwater system. Saltwater pools are bather and environmentally friendly. NEW! Sweetwater Pools of Nashville has been selected as the MM pool provider for 2011. This professional team will work to ensure the safety of all residents and a pleasant pool environment. Among the changes you will see: • To foster a strong community relationship, Sweetwater will maintain a bulletin board with the names and photos of all staff. • Sweetwater Pools will organize several “Safety Saturday” outreach programs to help kids understand safety rules and guidelines. All participants receive a popsicle! • Sweetwater Pools will add lifeguard chairs as well as patrol directly on deck. • Residents will have access to a Suggestions/Complaint form that will be reviewed frequently by Ghertner Property Management. Urgent matters can also be reported to onsite property manager Janice Linder at or at the main office at 255-4736. • Residents having difficulty with their card keys will be asked first to contact the onsite property manager. If the property manager is not on duty, residents will now

be able to fill out a card key problem report poolside. • Please note: You must be current with your HOA dues to access the pool. Residents without working key cards will be denied access starting June 1. SWIM LESSONS: Swim lessons and water fitness classes will now be offered through Sweetwater Pools. Registration is available online through Sweetwater or residents can pick up registration forms from the clubhouse. If you have hired private swim instructors in the past, they will NOT be allowed to provide lessons unless they have proof of liability insurance on file with Sweetwater and Ghertner. Information about the McKay’s Mill Swim Team will be sent shortly. Finally, residents are asked to review all safety rules as posted poolside. Please note that as an HOA contractor, Sweetwater and its lifeguards have the authority to enforce all pool polices and rules. Two new guidelines to note: Because a number of residents were hit by footballs last year, only soft-sided footballs such as Nerf toys or beach balls will now be permitted. Also, larger pointed objects such as oversized torpedoes are no longer allowed. Thank you for helping keep safety our top priority. Ghertner & Company: 255-4736 Sweetwater Pools: 321-9595

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Organization 101 Lesson 2 The Holy Grail of Organization: The Container/Divider by Eva Vaughan of Scottsdale

Here are some samples of organized spaces. They are visually, structurally and functionally organized. Take a look and see if you can figure out what makes them look so organized. What elements do they all have in common? Containers (such as shelving and cubes) and dividers/ separators are the holy grail of organization. You cannot organize without them, whether you make them yourself, convert household items into them or you buy them. Rule #1: All containers in a given area should match/coordinate. 1. Buy matching/coordinating containers. 2. Buy fabric and cover containers to match. Instructional video: http://www.organizingtipstools.com/p/all-videos.html 3. Paint containers to match. 4. Make containers to match. If you have a mix of containers in color or type (such as plastic, cardboard, fabric, wood, some brown and some blue), just cover or paint them. Done! Rule #2: All like-minded items should be together, with frequently used items always closest in reach and rarely used in hardest to reach spaces. Applies to document storage as well. Baking together, canned goods together, etc. You can go further by organizing by height, size, color, etc. But, it’s best not to go overboard and then ignore what is urgent and important like the bills, mail system, laundry, kids’ school work, etc. Steady and consistent is better than crash organizing. Rule #3: The color of containers adds to the room in color and style. They are not a mismatch of confusion. If your décor is out of date or off color, try painting rather than buying new. Save that money for what you need most: the container/divider or materials to make them. Sometimes I can’t afford the organizing products that I really want, so I will buy an item here and there and make do at the present with what I have using creativity. Rule #4: Items within drawers, boxes, shelves, etc. are always separated, whether by using dividers, containers, hooks, etc. 10 • Magnolia • McKay’s Mill Community Magazine

Here is the one I made for my husband’s closet using cardboard scraps (not a constructed cardboard box) and fabric. Free instructional video under Video Tutorial Library (at www. organizingtipstools.com, for magazine readers). Rule #5: Items within a separator/container are never crammed. No one is going to stop every time they put items away to rush to the store to purchase a container/divider. That would be a ridiculous waste of time. Use items you have around to divide at the ready in your daily process of living. I do not collect or hoard these items. That would build up more chaos to organize. I just use what I have at the ready. Then when I have the funds and time, I may replace them with a custom container/divider to match. Household items to help you divide/separate are: 1. Ice trays (for jewelry, nails, needles, buttons, etc.) 2. Clear plastic cups (cut to fit within a drawer) 3. Plastic milk containers 4. Plastic containers with screw on lid (the ones you buy at Sam’s Club for large quantities of coffee, pretzels, etc.) 5. Socks with missing partners (use as fillers) 6. Shoe box 7. Foam from old cushions 8. Product boxes or plastic containers 9. Clear plastic and glass jars with screw on lid (from coffee, spaghetti, etc.) 10. Drawers from broken dressers - convert them into slide-out drawers by replacing the facing. 11. Mugs, cups, and tupperware you can’t use or have missing lids 12. Cardboard boxes, posterboard, pressboard, etc. Just because I recommend a solution does not mean that it is the right solution for everyone. Always be yourself and don’t feel the need to change your natural way of living. I find it exhausting when the overzealous “expert” gives organizing advice that requires so much of me that I would literally need to be in the shower doing my taxes in order to be making the most use of my time! It is very unhealthy to tackle organizing with this type of mentality. A Harvard study proved that deep memory retention only occurs after a full 8 hours of sleep. Proper rest is required for maximum effectiveness. Why do you think children’s behavior is so affected when they don’t get a nap? I find that I work best when I take time out to just vegetate for a little while before it’s back to ‘expectation station.’ A little control each day is better than the roller coaster of guilt, shame and non-stop crash behavior that leads to no permanent change whatsoever. I do a little each day so it doesn’t build up, but I don’t kill myself trying to overhaul all at once or feel guilty that the space is not exactly the way I want it to be right now. My name is Eva and I live in your community. If you have any questions or need me to take a look at your space to give you advice, feel free to call me at 615.547.2399. Most of my blog, organizingtipstools.com, is instructional video that I record in the natural course of my day. I offer “personal coaching in organizing” and full service, meaning I do it for you. But for those who prefer to do it themselves, the advice is there for the taking. I hope you benefit and enjoy it. Please let me know how you get along and send me pics of your progress. I would love to see your work blossom!


Lotz House Third Annual Spring Antiques Appraisal Fair

The Lotz House has announced the official date for its Third Annual Spring Antiques Appraisal Fair, which is scheduled for Saturday, April 16 at the Civil War house museum located at 1111 Columbia Avenue across from The Carter House. In making the announcement, Lotz House Executive Director J.T. Thompson said, “These appraisal fairs have become increasingly popular with guests. It gives people the unique opportunity to chat with the appraisers and learn the value of their antiques and collectibles.”

She has also been involved in the restoration of many of Middle Tennessee’s historical homes including Mooreland, Longview, Belmont Mansion, Belle Meade Mansion, Clover Bottom, White Hall and of course, the Lotz House. Tennessee Backroads Heritage, Inc. Executive Director Dianne Murray said, “Our organization always receives praise for hosting the antique appraisal day events and that praise must be shared with J. T. and Sue Thompson. They are, without question, the most gentle and knowledgeable “Roadshow Team” to engage the audience in sharing stories and memories when appraising a person’s heirloom. We value their expertise and the way they embrace the audience. Folks always feel good at the end of the day and want to know when the next event will be held.”

Similar to the popular PBS “Antiques Road Show” program, this appraisal fair is open to the public and will be held from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Guests are invited to bring their antiques to learn its value. The cost is $20 for the appraisal of one item, $25 for two items or $30 for three items. There is a maximum of three pieces allowed at a time. For each appraisal, guests will receive one free admission and guided tour of the Lotz House Museum. Thompson added, “I’m not aware of any other Antique Appraisal Fair in this area. It gives people the opportunity to not only know the value of their collectibles, but they also get to learn the history behind it. We’ve found some real treasures here. It’s always an adventure to see what people have stashed in their attics and basements.” For a little more than seven years, Thompson and his mother Sue Armstrong Thompson have been featured at various Antique Appraisal Fairs throughout Tennessee and the southeast including events for the Tennessee Backroads and the Jack Daniels Distillery to name a few. They have teamed up again for this event to benefit the Lotz House Foundation, a non profit organization. J.T. Thompson is certified in Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice and Advisory Opinions (USPAP) and trained as a certified Personal Property Appraiser. He is also a member of the International Association of R.S. Prussia Collectors and The Society of Inkwell Collectors.

The Lotz House, which has been on the National Historic Register since 1976, is located in the heart of downtown historic Franklin, Tennessee at “epicenter” of the Battle of Franklin which was a pivotal battle in the Civil War on November 30, 1864. The house is open Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. or by appointment. Admission charged (free for Antique Appraisal Fair participants). The Lotz House is located at 1111 Columbia Avenue. For more information, call 615-790-7190 or visit the website is www.lotzhouse.com.

Sue Armstrong Thompson is often called the “One Woman Road Show,” as she has conducted numerous antique appraisal fairs for many years. As an independent appraiser, she has been involved in the art and antiques appraisal business for more than 45 years. She has been retained to do appraisals throughout the U.S., England and Germany. In the past, she has also been an art instructor in the Western Pacific Islands of Guam and Saipan. Her international work and travel have enabled her to understand art on a global level. She is a noted antiquarian who works as a consultant to individuals and corporations and lectures on the subject of collecting as investment. She is avid collector of American furniture and decorative arts. In fact, she was instrumental in finding and collecting many of the furnishings and decorative arts you see at the Lotz House today. MagnoliaPublications.com • April 2011 • 11


BULLETIN BOARD

Mom to Mom Support, Encouragement & Connection with other moms Mondays, 9:15 a.m. or Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. The People’s Church 828 Murfreesboro Rd. Franklin, TN 37064 More Info: Cindy Cole, 615.465.5055, ccole@thepeopleschurch.org

-We are looking for a babysitter for our 4 year old son. -We need someone for one night a week and an occasional weekend night. -We live in McKay’s Mill. -$10.00/hr -Must be able to provide references. Please call Tiffany at 615-500-1818 if interested in learning more.

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NEEDED: Three, 3-4 bedroom homes for lease in McKay’s Mill for clients relocating here from out-of state beginning in June. Please contact me if you know of anything available for oneyear lease. Thanks for your assistance. Carole Brennan, Broker Bob Parks Realty 370-8669 (O) 390-7554 (C)

Celebrate Recovery Chirst-centered 12 Step Recovery Meetings Helping People find Freedom from Their Hurts, Habits, and Hang-ups Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. The People’s Church 828 Murfreesboro Rd. Franklin, TN 37064 More Info: Cindy Cole, 615.465.5055, ccole@thepeopleschurch.org

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College Student Available for Full Time Summer Babysitting My name is Anna and I am a college student who lives in McKay’s Mill (Alexandria). I am available for full time summer childcare. I have 8 years of babysitting experience and would be happy to provide you with references. Please call me at (615) 457-0969 if you are interested. MagnoliaPublications.com • April 2011 • 13


FUN in Every Season! by Deanna Scheffel, City of Franklin Parks Department

ARBOR DAY & EARTH DAY Arbor Day & Earth Day will kick off the spring season on Saturday April 16 at Pinkerton Park from 10am -2pm. This event is sponsored by the City of Franklin Tree Commission and the Parks Department. We will be giving away tree saplings in celebration of the day. There will be food, entertainment, information and activities for everyone. The day will start with the proclamation by the Mayor and the annual Tree City dedication. Then Conductor Jack will entertain the kids and Highland Rim will delight the crowd with their Bluegrass and country sound throughout the day. Middle Tennessee Electric will be present again giving away free hot dogs, water and tree saplings. The Save the Franklin Battlefield will lead a tour of Fort Granger again and have literature available in the community booth area. This year we have added a children’s bicycle rodeo sponsored by the Transportation Management Authority (TMA). Any kids 10 & under can bring their bikes if they want to participate. Other attractions are canoeing tips and supervised tree climbing (children must be accompanied by parents and release forms signed). We will again

have community & business booths with information and activities. See you there! HAPPENINGS Franklin Baseball Youth Leagues at Liberty Park and Jim Warren Park will be underway this month and the Williamson County Adult Softball league play, at Fieldstone Park, is beginning too. When you drive by Fieldstone Park, take notice of all the upgrades including signage, new fences, safety fence capping and new infields. All these necessary repairs resulted from the flood damages last year. Franklin Baseball will be hosting their first tournament of the season on April 15-17 at Liberty and Jim Warren Parks. Franklin High School Girl’s lacrosse started league play at Jim Warren Park February 27. Their season runs through April with a Tournament following in May. As you start moving your activities outdoors don’t forget that at Liberty Park, next to McKay’s Mill, has a new playground area and a disc golf course. Be cognizant of mosquitoes and ticks whenever you are outside in grassy or wooded areas and please take precautions. A couple of rules to keep in mind as you venture into the parks this season; dogs need to be leashed at all times while in the park. We all love dogs but for safety reasons all dogs must be restrained. The city has a leash law in effect and the violation carries a monetary penalty. The only exception is when the dogs are inside the fenced area of the dog park and then no leashes are allowed. The Parks Department only rents two pavilions in the park system- Aspen Grove Park and Jim Warren Park. All other park shelters are currently on a first come first served basis. If you have a group of 50 or more a permit is required. The City of Franklin Parks Department web page www.franklintn.gov is a great resource for you and your family to keep up to date with the programs and activities in the parks. Throughout the year please call our event hotline 615 550-6947 for the current month’s activities. Don’t forget that the Pavilion rentals at Aspen Grove Park and Jim Warren Park are heaviest in the spring and summer. Please plan ahead if you are making arrangements for a function at either of these parks. The application and the terms and conditions are available online and can be located by going to Parks (under the Your Government tab) and then to Documents Online. If you would like to send any of your questions or concerns to the Parks Department you can do so by emailing to parksinfo@franklintn. gov or you can call our administration office at 615 794-2103. Subscribe to our quarterly e-newsletter and monthly e-event updates lists by joining at the parks website or by following this link https://app.e2ma.net/app/ view:Join/signupId:55744. Visit a City of Franklin Park: “A Retreat from the Ordinary! “

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR Local Events Fri 8th - Sun 10th Bloom ‘n’ Garden Expo Ag Expo Park www. bloomngarden.com

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Breakfast with the Bunny 8am at The Franklin Recreation Complex Reservations (615) 790-5719 ext. 10

Find-A-Rainbow Day

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National Sibling Day

Sat 16th McKay’s Mill Easter Egg Hunt and Photos with the Easter Bunny! 10am - 12pm at The Clubhouse Sat 16th Arbor Day/Earth Day Celebration 10am-2pm at Pinkerton Park Sat 30th - Sun, May 1st Franklin Main Street Festival Downtown Franklin

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National Read a Road Map Day

Happy Birthday Skunk!

Tue 12th The Perfect Setting Spring Open House 5pm - 8pm (see page 27) Fri 15th - Sun 17th Franklin Baseball Tournament Liberty and Jim Warren Parks

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Mon 11th Creating Healthier Lives with Shaklee Shoney’s, Hwy 96, Franklin Eat @ 6:15, Meeting @ 7:00 Hosted by Ray and Josephine Dye

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Daffy Duck’s Birthday He debuted in a Warner Brothers cartoon in 1937

WCS District Calendar

Thu 14th - Thu 21st TCAP Testing Fri 22nd No School (Good Friday)

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William Shakespeare’s Birthday Born in 1564

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Local Phone Numbers

Emergency..................................911 Poison Control......................936-2034 Crisis Intervention.................269-4357 Franklin Police......................794-2513 Williamson Co. Sheriff........... 790-5550 Franklin Fire Dept.................. 791-3275 Williamson Medical Center....435-5000 Animal Control......................790-5590 Schools Trinity Elem..........................472-4861 Page Middle........................ 472-4760 Page High............................472-4730 B.G.A................................... 794-3501 Columbia State C.C...............790-4400 Williamson Co. A.L.C............790-5810 Services Middle TN. Elec (Service).......794-1102 Middle TN. Elec (Outage)877- 777-9111 Comcast.......................800-266-2278 Direct TV........................866-505-9387 Local Government Franklin City Govt..................791-3217 County Clerk.........................790-5712 Franklin Library.....................595-1250 Veteran Affairs......................790-5623 McKay’s Mill Property Management Ghertner & Company Jaye Kloss Property Manager (615) 277-0343 Janice Linder On Site Manager (615) 591-6993 M, T, Th, F ~ 10am - 3pm

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Getting Green in the Garden by Ian Saylor

Birds are chirping, trees are blossoming, and it’s time to get back in the garden after being cooped up all winter. Every time I step into the garden, I am reminded of the interconnectedness of things, and realize that even the landscape around our homes is a small part of the enormous web of life. Each spring I attempt to find new ways to keep my garden as earth-friendly as possible, searching for new organic methods and ways to conserve resources. Surprisingly, some of these things don’t have to break the bank. Some, in fact, are practically lying around the house. Take coffee, for instance. Yes, I drink too much of it, and maybe you do, as well. But why waste all that nitrogen by throwing the grounds into the trash? Save the used grounds in a tin or some old Tupperware, and then spread them around your plants as a low-key fertilizer. If you’ve got enough, you can even use the grounds as a healthy, black mulch. Or mix it with your existing soil when you plant new flowers and vegetables. Good for the plants, and it clears the morning fog in my head: I can’t think of better reasons to drink more coffee! Another inexpensive - actually free - way to get a little greener in the garden is to rethink the role that weeds play in your lawn. Now that we’re outside, spreading espresso grounds around flowers, take a good look

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at that lovely lawn and some of the weeds struggling to survive. Sure, you could spray some chemicals on the grass, but consider leaving a few weeds behind, especially clover, to return some nitrogen to the soil. Hard to believe, but there was actually a time when the average American lawn contained about twenty-percent clover. A few generations ago, you could find it regularly in lawn seed mixes. People valued the nitrogen content, and, well, they actually didn’t mind a little bit of clover in the grass. After all, clover stays green throughout the summer and you can mow it just like grass. Keep some in your own lawn, and you might not need to buy as much fertilizer. Besides, you might attract some leprechauns! A little-known fact about leprechauns: they love mulch, especially the green kind. While I haven’t been able to find green mulch, as in the color green, I have discovered that in terms of earth-friendliness, not all mulches are created equal. Next time you visit your local garden center, and you reach for a bag or two of mulch, look for a flower symbol on the bag, declaring that the mulch is certified by the Mulch and Soil Council. Essentially this means the mulch in the bag doesn’t come from chemically-treated woods, and that it’s actually a real forest product. Strange to think that some of the mulch we’re spreading around might come from buildings and decks, but it’s true. This is especially important when buying the mulch to put around your vegetables, to ensure that nothing harmful leaches into the soil around your food. No matter which mulch you decide on, however, I have to admit it’s a terrific way to keep things neat and tidy, while at the same time conserving water and keeping weeds at a minimum. Keep the mulch four to six inches deep: the soil under the mulch will remain nice and damp. Just remember to use plenty of fertilizer (I recommend Plant-Tone or FlowerTone) to ensure enough nitrogen sticks around. Finally, the next time you’re browsing your favorite nursery, ask for some native varieties. They’re very easy to grow and are often quite beautiful: the garden center will frequently carry “improvements” on plants and flowers you will find in the wild, while strolling a natural area like Warner Park or Radnor Lake. Columbines are a fantastic example, and are available in a wide array of colors. They are also great way to bring hummingbirds to your garden. Plant them in a moderately shady place, and mulch generously: with the green kind. Remember to take advantage of some our wonderful local resources. Moore and Moore Garden Center up the street has a nice selection of organic products, and The Compost Farm has been providing nutritious topsoil and compost for Franklin and Brentwood for quite some time. Happy Digging!


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McKAY’S FINANCIAL

Understanding the Need for Disability Insurance by Jason Smith of Alexandria

An old adage in the insurance business regarding the subject of disability insurance goes like this: “The odds are good that you will be laid up long before you are laid out!” While this statement may seem somewhat amusing, it is also very true. Individuals (especially males) between the ages of 30 and 50 will likely suffer an incapacitating injury or illness before they die. However, for many people, it is easier to imagine dying than becoming disabled. Disability has sometimes been called “living death,” and the implications of being totally disabled are frightening. Disability has far greater economic, relational, and social consequences than dying. Why? Because the disabled person continues to require assets (food, medication, support services) while no longer contributing to the family’s income. Not only is he/she not contributing, the individual is usually consuming a disproportionate amount of the assets the family needs to live on! For still unexplained reasons, disability income protection plans have always seemed to lag behind other forms of protection, despite the fact that a long-term disability, which can be catastrophic, happens more frequently than most people think. Disability income provides essential protection against the loss of

income due to an accident or illness. There are two types of coverage: short-term and long-term protection. Short-term coverage generally provides income replacement for a period of three to six months. Long-term coverage starts after a short waiting period and, depending on the specific policy, usually lasts 2 years, 5 years or up to age 65. The definition of disability is critical. The more liberal definition, which of course costs more, defines disability as being unable to do a specific job. This is called an “Own Occupation” definition. For instance, if a surgeon has an accident and loses the use of one of his hands and can no longer perform operations, he can still receive benefits even if he is working and getting paid to teach surgical techniques. Under the more restrictive “Any Occupation” definition, if that same surgeon accepts a position as a teacher, he would forfeit the benefits. Note, however, that an “Any Occupation” definition may be just fine for most occupations. A financial professional can help you decide which one is right for you. A Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) rider is very important since it adjusts the benefit annually according to the changes in the cost of living index. While not critical for a short duration disability, over a ten- or twenty-year time frame it is essential. The waiting or elimination period mentioned earlier is also flexible: 30-60-90-120-180 days. Obviously, the longer the waiting period, the lower the cost. A good policy must be “Non-Cancelable” and “Guaranteed Renewable,” which protects the insured from a company not renewing the policy and raising the premiums. You can obtain a disability insurance policy through an employer group plan or as an individual. The group plans are less expensive but have far more restrictions and caps than an individual plan. What many people do not realize is that most benefits received under a group plan are taxable! Highly compensated employees can seldom obtain the level of protection they need under a group plan because of coverage limits. The best way to make up the difference is to purchase a wrap-around individual plan. Without disability insurance protection, you can lose everything you own very quickly as the result of an accident or illness. Don’t gamble with your future.

Remember to call me for all of your Life Insurance needs!

Contact Jason Smith today for a professional insurance review. Jason and his wife Emily have two children and live in McKay’s Mill. He has been an insurance professional for over 10 years.

Jason Smith Insurance Agency 1001 Westhaven Blvd. Suite 125 Franklin, TN 37064 Phone: 224-9880 Fax: 467-8576 These brief descriptions of coverages available are for illustration purposes only, and are not intended as a statement of contract. For actual terms and conditions of coverage provided, refer to your insurance policy, or for more information about coverage options and availability, talk to your American National agent. American National Property And Casualty Company reserves the right to discontinue programs at any time. Products and services may not be available in all states, and eligibility requirements will apply. Personal lines products and services are made available through American National Multiple Line Exclusive Agents and may be underwritten in American National Property And Casualty Company (ANPAC®), Springfield, Missouri or its subsidiary American National General Insurance Company.

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Diversification and Risk by Joseph R. Lillagore of Hudson

What Is Diversification?

Virtually every investment has some type of risk associated with it. The stock market rises and falls. An increase in interest rates can cause a decline in the bond market. No matter what you decide to invest in, risk is something you must consider. The key to successful investing is managing risk while maintaining the potential for adequate returns on your investments. One of the most effective ways to help manage your investment risk is to diversify. Diversification is an investment strategy aimed at managing risk by spreading your money across a variety of investments such as stocks, bonds, real estate, and cash alternatives.

funds, variable annuities, or other vehicles. Interest Rate Risk Bonds and other fixed-income investments tend to be sensitive to changes in interest rates. When interest rates rise, the value of these investments falls. After all, why would someone pay full price for your bond at 6 percent when new bonds are being issued at 8 percent? Of course, the opposite is also true. When interest rates fall, existing bonds increase in value. Economic Risk When the economy experiences a downturn, the earnings capabilities of most firms are threatened. While some industries and companies adjust to downturns in the economy very well, others — particularly large industrial firms — take longer to react.

The main philosophy behind diversification is really quite simple: “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” Spreading the risk among a number of different investment categories, as well as over several different industries, can help offset a loss in any one investment.

Market Risk When a market experiences a downturn, it tends to pull most of its securities down with it. Afterward, the affected securities will recover at rates more closely related to their fundamental strength. Market risk affects almost all types of investments, including stocks, bonds, real estate, and others. Historically, long-term investing has been a way to minimize the effects of market risk.

Likewise, the power of diversification may help smooth your returns over time. As one investment increases, it may offset the decreases in another. This may allow your portfolio to ride out market fluctuations, providing a more steady performance under various economic conditions. By reducing the impact of market ups and downs, diversification can go far in enhancing your comfort level with investing.

Specific Risk Events may occur that only affect a specific company or industry. For example, the death of a young company’s president may cause the value of the company’s stock to drop. It’s almost impossible to pinpoint all these influences, but diversifying your investments will help manage the effects of specific risks.

Diversification is one of the main reasons why mutual funds are so attractive for both experienced and novice investors. Many non-institutional investors have a limited investment budget and may find it challenging to construct a portfolio that is sufficiently diversified.

This column appears courtesy of Joseph R. Lillagore. Joseph is a Financial Adviser and Investment Adviser Representative offering fee-based financial planning services through MetLife Securities, Inc.,(MSI) a registered investment adviser, New York, NY 10166. He focuses on meeting the financial needs of individuals and business owners in the greater Middle Tennessee area. You can reach Joseph at the office at 830 Crescent Center Drive, Suite 450, Franklin, TN 37067, by calling 615-435-4131, or by visiting www.lillagoremcintyre.com.. Insurance and annuities issued by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (MLIC), New York, NY 10166 . Securities, including variable products offered through MetLife Securities, Inc. (MSI)(member FINRA/SIPC), New York, NY 10166. MLIC and MSI are MetLife companies.

For a modest initial investment, you can purchase shares in a diversified portfolio of securities. You have “built-in” diversification. Depending on the objectives of the fund, it may contain a variety of stocks, bonds, and cash vehicles, or a combination of them. Whether you are investing in mutual funds or are putting together your own combination of stocks, bonds, and other investment vehicles, it is a good idea to keep in mind the importance of diversifying. Diversification does not eliminate or guarantee against the risk of investment loss; it is a method used to help manage investment risk. The value of stocks, bonds, and mutual funds fluctuate with market conditions. Shares, when sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost.

this article is provided for general information only. It is not intended to provide specific advise or recommendations for any individual. You should consult with your financial representative, attorney or accountant with regard to your individual situation.

What Investment Risks Should I Know About? Taken by itself, the word “risk” sounds negative. But broken down into what it really stands for in terms of investing, it begins to be a little more manageable. By understanding the different types of risk and keeping an eye on your investments, you may be able to manage your money more effectively. Remember, strategic investing doesn’t mean “taking chances” so much as “making decisions.” Long-term investing and diversification may be some of the most effective strategies you can use to minimize investment risk. Inflation Risk The main risk from inflation is the danger that it will reduce your purchasing power and the returns from your investments. If your savings and investments are failing to outpace inflation, you may wish to consider investing in growth-oriented alternatives such as stocks, stock mutual MagnoliaPublications.com • April 2011 • 21


X-BOX ALTERNATIVES

2011 Summer Music Camp The JAM has become the most sought after advanced summer music camp in the Nashville area for aspiring and serious young musicians and vocalists. Best known for the JAM tagline: “All music, all day; all bands, all day”, the JAM is exactly that, and much more. Students who attend the JAM every year are completely immersed in music - genre, theory, history, charting, composition, performance and collaboration - all in a semi-professional band setting. The JAM is for the young musician in search of advancing their music skills with some of the most outstanding professionals in the music industry. The tremendous success of the JAM is due primarily to the students who build their entire summer break around these two magical weeks , it is their networking ground to meet other musicians and singers in the area who are seeking band members and many of those bands continue long after the JAM ends in July. Hear first hand from students and parents what the JAM means to them: “If you want to improve as a musician and as a person, this is the place to be in July. I can’t even begin to imagine the amount of inspiration the Jam has given me, nor can I imagine 22 • Magnolia • McKay’s Mill Community Magazine

where I’d be to this day without it. This is the camp that musicians dream about going to, and I’m insanely happy that I get to be a part of it every year.” - Ashly Badgett, age 15 “BGA JAM is one of the best music experiences you can have. I learned how to work well with my band mates and had a great time during the process. It was challenging, but also very fun. My playing improved with help from awesome instructors, and I made some great friends. I will definitely be back this summer!” - Morgan Dewey, age 11 “I’m the proud parent of a BGA Jam participant from summer 2010. What more could a classic rocker Mom with wonderful memories of LOUD concerts want!? Only to be a parent and see your child having the time of his life, participating in a music camp second to none of its kind. As a musician, my son progressed more in one week than I could have ever imagined. The teachers and coaches at the JAM are some of the best professional musicians in the country, and they want to see these kids continue their passion for music and performing. Caleb and his band, The Survey Monkeys, won the drawing to have their songs recorded at 1st Avenue Sound; yet another amazing experience and opportunity only through the BGA Jam. I am certain that if we didn’t live in this area, Caleb would have never had this opportunity. Send your musicians to the BGA Jam. I promise, all of you will love it!!” - Tana Hoffman, parent of Caleb Hoffman, age 12

48 bands per week – 2 Live performances each week – Recording session awarded each week The JAM 2011 – Live it! www.bgajam.com


McKAY’S BUSINESS PAGE

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Support Your Neighbors!

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FAB FRIDGE ART

Sophie Age 6

If you would like to feature your little artists latest works on our Fab Fridge, we would love to display them. Please scan them as a PDF and send them to: MM@MagnoliaPublications.com. Please include your child’s first name and age.

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TEACHER’S CORNER

TCAP Testing by Kristi Carré

“Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” ~John Wooden

I find that most of my students are so worried about what they can’t do, they forget all the wonderful things they CAN do. It seems that they’re afraid to make mistakes. I try to teach them that making mistakes is a part of learning. I make mistakes all the time! I make a teachable moment out of it to show the students that nobody is perfect, and everyone makes mistakes. I hope they will allow themselves to make mistakes. If your child makes a mistake at home, see what you can do with it to teach him a lesson. Try to turn the mistake around into a learning experience. Hopefully, it will make your child feel better about making mistakes. TCAP is fast approaching. This time of year can be very stressful, not only for the teachers and students, but also for the parents! I just want to remind you that TCAP is a snapshot of how your child is doing. It is not the only assessment given throughout the year. It is one week of tests. If you are worried about your child’s progress, talk to your child’s teacher. That may ease your mind. Some tips for a reduced stress for your child’s TCAP period: • Make sure your child goes to bed early each night. Research has proven that students who get at least 8 hours of sleep perform better on tests. Start a few days before the testing starts to let your child get used to it. • Make sure your child eats a good, healthy breakfast. If he’s hungry, or on a sugar rush, chances are he won’t perform as well. • Try to reduce the pressure on your child by downplaying the importance of the test. Remind him that he knows the information, and he will do a great job. • Remind your child to do their best!

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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Niki G’s

ACTION PLAN for Getting Fit for Good!

Spring is here and summer is just around the corner! Ready to get in better shape but don’t know where to start? Instead of giving you the latest fad diet or weight loss “secret,” my mission is to help you establish new habits in order to reach your goals, get fit and stay fit. Use these simple steps that are free of fads, gimmicks and other get-skinny-quick schemes and will lead to lifelong changes!

1. Define your goals. Assess your current fitness level and take measurements. It’s great to know where you are, where you are going and your progress along the way. Don’t miss this important first step. 2. Establish an exercise schedule based on your current fitness level and COMMIT to it. No excuses. Schedule an appointment with yourself and NEVER talk yourself out of it. 3. Start a diet and exercise journal and begin recording everything you eat and the exercise that you are doing. There are many online programs and phone apps the can help you stay on track with their calculators and tools. Even pen and paper are better than nothing! 4. Eliminate the Junk- Slowly get rid of processed, unnatural foods and stock up on lean meats, low fat dairy, whole grains, fruits and veggies and a couple of good water containers. Focus on the foods you NEED for energy, muscle repair and digestive health and don’t waste your calories on the other stuff. Also, eliminate activities that are not geared towards your new healthy lifestyle (hours in front of the TV, computer, eating out more than once or twice a week, etc.) and replace with scheduled activities that will help you reach your goals including thorough grocery shopping, cooking workouts, meet ups with friends for activities, long walks, and even quiet time for true rest. Remember, this a lifestyle change for lifelong health and happiness. There are no “diet secrets” or magic pills that can ever give you what healthy food and exercise can! Don’t expect changes overnight. Love yourself the way you are in the process and allow your habits to change slowly and naturally.

Niki G

Niki Gauthier is the owner of Niki G’s Fitness which specializes in Boot Camp, THE Complete Personal Fitness Program for Women. Outdoor Boot Camps are available Spring thru Fall. Gauthier has been a personal trainer for over 15 years, appeared as a regular guest and fitness expert on the Home Shopping for two and successfully lost over 50lbs after the birth of each of her daughters! For more fitness tips, check out her blog and sign up for Niki G’s Fitness Newsletter, at www.nikigfitness.com 26 • Magnolia • McKay’s Mill Community Magazine


The Perfect Setting

BUSINESS BUZZ

Grassland’s Easter & Mother’s Day Headquarters The Perfect Setting, conveniently located next to The Good Cup on Hillsboro Road, is Grassland’s new go to shop for all of your home furnishing and gift giving needs. Sheri and Chuck Gordon, owners of Antiques at the Factory in Franklin, opened The Perfect Setting in September 2010. As fellow Grassland residents, they saw a need for a gift shop in their neighborhood. They have integrated the best of the old with the new featuring an eclectic mix of quality antiques and estate jewelry along with the newest trends in home furnishings and must have gifts for every occasion. The Gordons’ focus is bringing you the best brands at an affordable price with exceptional customer service. Complimentary gift wrapping is available. Layaway and delivery options are also available for your convenience. Be sure to stop in on Tuesday, April 12 from 5-8 PM for a Spring Open House featuring live music, refreshments and discounted shopping. The Perfect Setting has you covered for unique Easter and Mother’s Day gifts. Get exactly what you want for Mother’s Day this year. Drop in anytime to submit your wish list for the Mother’s Day registry and let your loved ones know where to find it. Pamper yourself with your favorite Tyler candle and body lotions. Accessorize your Spring wardrobe with an estate ring or a fun new necklace and bracelet. Choose from stylish home furnishing options to complete any room. Grab a friend and enjoy a fun shopping experience designed just for you. Surprise everyone on your list from the newest arrival to the recent graduate. Welcome a little one to the world with a baby

gift from The Perfect Setting. Featuring The Little Giraffe brand, The Perfect Setting has a sweet selection of floppy-eared Easter baskets and everything you need to fill them. With Spring approaching, graduation is just around the corner. Help your favorite graduate prepare for college with dorm décor and collegiate items wrapped in their favorite school’s colors. The staff at The Perfect Setting aims to please. If you don’t find what you’re looking for in the store, ask Sheri or Glenda if the item can be ordered. The Perfect Setting, located at 2181 Hillsboro Road, is open MondaySaturday from 9 AM-5 PM. Consignments are considered by appointment only. Call The Perfect Setting at 615-538-6053 to make an appointment. Like The Perfect Setting on Facebook for updates on new arrivals and sales.

The Perfect Setting

Quality Furniture, Gifts and Consignment 2181 Hillsboro Road, Franklin (Next to The Good Cup)

(615) 538-6053

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New Life

by Pastor Brian Bachochin

The brief conversation is not widely known, but it took place immediately following the horrific events that had occurred upon a hilltop just outside of Jerusalem. A man named Joseph, from Arimathea had made a request of Pontius Pilate, to take possession of the body of Jesus in order that he might give Him a proper burial in a tomb that his family owned. Pilate was surprised by the request and asked Joseph why he would ever consider using this tomb, reserved for his own family, as a burial place for this crucified Carpenter. Joseph assured Pilate that this was ok, because after all... ...it would only be for the weekend. Tongue-in-cheek as that little story might be, it plays off of the reality that defines this season. Spring is a beautiful time of year when creation awakens from its slumber, bursting with the splendor of new life. And so it’s no wonder that in the mind of God, this was to be the time of year when His Son would overcome the cold, harshness of death and rise to newness of life. His creation would provide the perfect analogy, a similitude in nature for all to behold; a view of the natural giving us a glimpse into a much greater supernatural reality. Like the vibrant entrance of this season of rebirth, the thought of the resurrection of Jesus instills a sense of wonder. Much as the season’s early buds demonstrate the beauty of renewal as they spring to life, in His resurrection, Jesus reveals the possibility of our being made new (2 Cor. 5:17). A wonderful idea to contemplate! And unlike the seasons that, bound to their unbreakable cycle, ultimately can’t help but change, the resurrection of Christ points to a glorious life that never ends. It reminds us that we were created for more than just a season. For so many of us who might have grown up in a Christian tradition of one stripe or another, the story of the resurrection is a familiar one, sometimes an all too familiar one - familiar enough to lose its poignancy. For those who may have been brought up with a different spiritual (or non-spiritual) background, the accounts of Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday might simply sound like a popular Sunday School story. But in truth, this history-altering series of events that took place in relative obscurity outside of the Golden City two-thousand years ago make all the difference. Jesus’ resurrection from the dead changes things. It changes everything; from the way that the grand story ends, to the way

MONTHLY MESSAGE that our daily stories unfold. It leads us to the climax of the meta-narrative that has been the undercurrent of the whole of human history. It opens the gateway to eternity. It tells us that the One who died and lived to tell about it stands at the threshold of forever - alive. And because He is, He’ll see to it that one day we will too. So enjoy the holiday, and the season. And as you bite the ears off of a few chocolate bunnies, celebrate. No, even better, rejoice! For He is risen, He is risen indeed! A blessed Resurrection Sunday to you and yours!

CALVARY CHAPEL FRANKLIN Simply teaching the Bible...simply Sunday Mornings at 9:30 am 1530 Lexington Pkwy, Franklin, TN Phone: (615) 870-7310 e-mail: ccfranklintn@gmail.com www.CalvaryChapelFranklin.com

Pastor Brian Bachochin

Are you a McKay’s Mill resident and a church leader?

If so and you would like to write a Monthly Message for your community, please contact us at: MM@MagnoliaPublications.com

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Magnolia’s May Issue Deadline Information Contributor Space Reservation: April 11th - As always, Magnolia is here to serve your community. Please feel free to contribute just about anything that is positive in nature. Please make sure to reserve your space by the 11th to make sure that we get you in! Space is limited and you are welcome to contact us after the 11th, but we may be filled up. Contribution space is always FREE to residents of McKay’s Mill. Space reservations are taken on a first come - first served basis. Contributor Submission Deadline: April 18th - Please make sure that all of your text and photos are in to us by the 18th for a timely distribution. New Advertiser Space Reservation: April 11th - If you are a new advertiser and wish to get a spot in the May issue, please contact us by the 11th. Space is limited and you are welcome to contact us after the 11th, but we may be sold out! If you would like for Magnolia’s Art Department to design your artwork for FREE, please contact us as early as possible to allow us enough time to get it perfect for you. Advertiser Artwork Deadline: April 18th - If you will be submitting your own Camera Ready artwork, please have it in to us by the 18th.

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